| Jan 21, 2014
On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents...
| Sep 25, 2013
So, will Hillary Rodham Clinton run for president?
In an interview with New York Magazine published this week, the former secretary of State acknowledged that she's wrestling with the idea but still needs time "to weigh what the factors are" before...
| Jan 24, 2014
"Early education is our No. 1 priority." That's the 2014 message from California Democrats. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg introduced the Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 837) on Jan. 6, and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez included an...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Accompanied by a phalanx of celebrity relatives, Kerry Kennedy, human rights activist, former wife of the governor of New York, daughter of a slain senator and niece of a slain president, entered a White Plains, N.Y., courtroom Monday to face...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:14 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Rep. Paul D. Ryan are friends and political allies, one helping the other in 2012 when Walker faced a recall attempt and Ryan ran for vice president on the Republican ticket.
But when it comes to winning the White House,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2016 presidential field is a long way from sorting out. In fact, as of now there is no officially declared field, just a small platoon of wannabes and talked-about possibilities.
As this story notes, the prospects include an unusually large number...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:35 AM
I really want to hear this public service announcement scored with spooky music, and a Rod Serling voice-alike saying: “That’s the signpost up ahead. Your next stop -- the texting zone!”
New York state is testing out a little more...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Disney chief Bob Iger and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are set to speak at an 11 a.m. ET news conference today at "Good Morning America's" Times Square Studio.
Disney would not reveal specifics about the news conference. The Wall Street Journal reported...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's tempting to view Wednesday's announcement that Disney will film its four Marvel series projects for Netflix in Gotham as a bit of pre-campaign campaigning on the part of Mouse House chief Bob Iger.
After all, there's been plenty of media speculation...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before asking Madonna for an invite to her Oscar party.
The Skinny: "The Americans" lived up to my expectations and we all know how picky I am. Also good to have "Modern Family" back. I got through ABC's "Mixology," but after the first...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ken Ziffren, newly appointed "film czar" for Los Angeles, told reporters on Thursday that a recently released report from the Milken Institute shows that the city is in a "bad spiral" when it comes to the loss of film and TV production and jobs.
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:29 AM
It took a suburban New York jury less than two hours Friday to acquit human rights activist Kerry Kennedy of a misdemeanor charge of drugged driving after she accidentally took a sleeping pill instead of her thyroid medicine.
Kennedy, the former wife of...